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Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Small & Rural Communities in Western Massachusetts
September 6, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Join the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences for a forum, “Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Small and Rural Communities in Western Massachusetts.”
This forum will focus on the numerous ways in which the opioid crisis has impacted Western Massachusetts, with particular attention paid to the social and economic consequences for small and rural communities. Unique challenges and innovative solutions will be highlighted.
A continental breakfast will be served during registration between 8 and 8:30 a.m.
This work is supported through the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, RIZE Massachusetts Foundation, and Baystate Health. The issue brief is being produced in collaboration with the Brandeis-Harvard NIDA Center to Improve System Performance of Substance Use Disorder Treatment and the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative (OPRC).